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View the 2017 Digs Guide as it appears in issue 326 of Current Archaeology magazine.

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The Durotriges Big Dig

The Durotriges Project has, since 2009, been investigating the nature of prehistoric to Roman activity across Dorset. To date, three Late Iron Age settlements (including ‘Duropolis’), a number of prehistoric and Roman cemeteries, a Roman villa and six sub Roman farming communities have been excavated. In 2017 work will focus on new areas revealed by […]

Location: Winterborne Kingston, Bere Regis, Dorset | Dates: Weekdays (Mon – Fri), 12th June – 7th July | Cost: 237.50 pw

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Archaeology Live! 2017

Now heading into our 4th year at All Saints, North Street and our 17th consecutive year of Archaeology Live! Based in the grounds of one of York’s finest medieval Churches the site boasts archaeological features from medieval pits to 19th century burials while finds include Roman and Viking pottery, coins, buttons, jewellery and the occasional Neolithic object. We […]

Location: All Saints, North Street, York | Dates: Summer Session: 26 June - 15 September Spring Session: TBC- email [email protected] to register interest Weekend Courses: TBC- email [email protected] to register interest Post- excavation course: TBC- email [email protected] to register interest | Cost: From £50 for a taster course and £230 for 1 week. Post-excavation course £180.

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Kent Archaeological Field School (KAFS)

Courses at the Kent Archaeological Field School for 2017 include: May Bank Holiday Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May 2017: An introduction to archaeological field walking and test pitting on the site of a newly discovered Roman villa at Sittingbourne On this Bank Holiday weekend we shall look at the ways in which archaeological sites are […]

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We Dig the Castle 2017 – Nottingham Castle

We Dig the Castle offers a variety of training, ranging from a 1 or 2 day taster to a 1-5 week study place. A changing daily programme of induction, skills tutorials, task-based workshops, and excavation allows trainees to develop and practice skills in a variety of areas, and to chart how their abilities have developed. […]

Location: Nottingham Castle, Nottingham | Dates: 17 July and 18 August 2017 | Cost: £50 per day (with a range of reductions and special offers)

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Plumpton Roman Villa Project

Excavation Training Courses and Excavation Volunteer Opportunities at a third/fourth- century winged-corridor villa site to the north-west of Lewes, East Sussex. Project Director: Dr David Rudling, MCIfA, FSA. Volunteer fees: £25 for one week 1-day (Saturday) Taster Excavation Days: £40 (£35 Friends of SSA) Comprehensive 5-day (Monday-Friday) Excavation Training Courses (covering: site discovery; geophysics, basic […]

Location: Plumpton Roman Villa, Wales Farm, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE | Dates: 26 June – 5 August 2017. Volunteering during weekdays only (ie Monday-Friday). | Cost: Volunteer fees: £25 per week; 1-day courses: £40 (£35 Friends of SSA); 5-day Excavation Training Course (recommended for beginners or those with limited experience): £175 (£165).

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Vindolanda Excavations 2016

The Vindolanda Trust has been accepting volunteers on to its excavations since its foundation in 1970 and over 6700 people have benefited from this challenging experience. The Vindolanda Trust recognises the substantial contribution of its volunteer excavators to our understanding of the site, and therefore Roman Britain as a whole. At Vindolanda we are committed […]

Location: Roman Vindolanda, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7JN | Dates: 2-week periods April to September | Cost: £120 Excavation fee. £25 Friends of Vindolanda membership. £880 12 nights full board accommodation.

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Bradford Kaims Wetland Excavation

The Bradford Kaims project has been running since 2010 and is a project run as part of Bamburgh Research Project, with collaborations from the local community and University of Stirling’s palaeo-environmentalist Dr Richard Tipping. The project was supported in 2012 by English Heritage and the National Lottery scheme. The wetland itself is known as Newham […]

Location: Lucker, Northumberland | Dates: 6th June - 30th July 2016 | Cost: £250.00 per week including camping

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